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Spain’s Watchdog Presents Guidelines For Competition in Public Sector Contracts

 |  August 16, 2023

The National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has recently approved the Communication 1/2023 of 13 June on the criteria that determine the prohibition of companies that distort competition when entering into contracts with the public sector.

This new measure was adopted in accordance with the Spanish Competition Act in order to tackle distortions of competition by imposing restrictions on companies involved in an infringement of Competition Law.

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The criteria established by CNMC include the exemption from the prohibition of contracting with the Public Sector in certain circumstances, such as being leniency applicants or proving the efficient implementation of an antitrust compliance program. Baker McKenzie in Barcelona is specialized in the creation and adaptation of antitrust compliance programs. Furthermore, they have the support of Junior Associates such as Isaque Leite and Elena Roca Umbert, who are experts in the field.

Overall, Communication 1/2023 established by the Commission seeks to protect the Spanish Competition Act by assuring that companies involved in an anti-competitive conduct do not have access to the public sector in order to avoid a distortion of the current competition.

Source: Global Compliance News